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Healthcare Assistant

HCA UK at The Christie Private Care – Manchester, Greater Manchester
Full time
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Healthcare Assistant - Oncology Ward  
Manchester, The Christie Private Care
Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary: From £22,406 to £23,576 per annum dependent on experience, a 9% shift allowance for unsocial hours + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)

We’re looking for a Healthcare Assistant to join our Nursing team at The Christie Private Care, currently rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. HCA Healthcare UK has developed a dedicated private centre in partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. The Christie Private Care treats private patients with a full range of diagnostic, inpatient, surgical, day case and outpatient treatment all on one site. 

As a Healthcare Assistant in the ward, you will be responsible for providing skilled clinical assistance to the nursing and medical teams. The successful candidate will participate in the assessment of patient care needs and implement and maintain the agreed standards of care.

Further assisting with both patient and non-patient manual handling, cleaning duties and waste disposal, re-stocking and ensuring the ward is tidy.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the provision of care to patients so as to ensure their comfort/safety needs are identified, whilst ensuring cultural and religious beliefs are taken into consideration.

  • Reporting to nurses any problems arising out of conversations with patients and acting as the patient advocate at all times. 

  • Report patient’s condition when required and record observations of temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry, urinalysis, blood sugars, weight and height. 

  • Preparing dressing/procedures under the direction of the clinical team and for which instruction has been given 

  • Assisting nursing and medical staff when required with different procedures with supervision and competency. 

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

What you’ll bring:

  • Minimum NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care is desirable 

  • Experience working as a Healthcare Assistant 

  • Good Clinical Skills like Phlebotomy will be an advantage 

  • Experience of working with members of the public is essential 

  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English verbally and written 


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Healthcare Assistant you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.

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